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Sketch released of fake worker who shot resident

Tuesday, December 06, 2011
This suspect sketch was released of a fake worker who shot a League City resident after gaining access to his home

This suspect sketch was released of a fake worker who shot a League City resident after gaining access to his home

Authorities have released a sketch of a fake worker who shot a League City resident after gaining access to his home.

In the morning hours of Dec. 3 at approximately 9:20am, League City police say they responded to a residence in the 2800 Block of Carrera Ct. in the Tuscan Lakes neighborhood about a reported shooting. Police say a white or Hispanic male had came to the home dressed as a construction worker telling the homeowners he needed to come inside to check on the water pressure. The homeowners allowed the suspect inside, but became suspicious and then told him to exit the home.

A struggle ensued between the male homeowner and the suspect when police say the suspect shot the male homeowner in the leg. The suspect then fled the home and ran to a waiting vehicle driven by a white or Hispanic male, which left the area on Porta Rosa Ln.

The male victim was transported via LifeFlight to Memorial Herman Hospital. The gunshot wound appears to be non-life threatening.

The suspect is described to a light-skinned Hispanic male in his early 20's with a slender build, medium length dark hair, wearing a utility jacket, blue hat, and a utility belt. Likely left hand dominant. The getaway driver is also described as a light-skinned Hispanic male. The vehicle is a gray colored 2-door with a trunk (not a hatchback), with lightly tinted windows, similar to a Honda Civic or Honda Accord. It was also described as being about four to five years old.

League City police are asking any persons who might have information about this case to contact Detective Hammann at 281-554-1819. League City Police are also asking for anyone who lives in the area that has video surveillance which may have captured the incident to contact Detective Hammann at 281-554-1819.

The League City Police Department would urge all residents to check the credentials and obtain verification from the employee's business office of any worker who shows up for an unscheduled appointment prior to allowing them inside the home. If residents have suspicions about whether or not a person has legitimate business at their home they should immediately contact the Police Department.

According to Michael Huynh, City of League City Water Production Superintendent, Water Department employees will only be sent to a home to check on water pressure at the request of the homeowner. The city employee will then check the water pressure from the outside of the home. All city employees will be dressed in a city uniform to include a city logo and name on the shirt and will be driving a city vehicle with a city logo on the vehicle.

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